Applications of CTNA Methods

  • Tad T. Gorske
  • Steven R. Smith

This chapter will discuss current and potential future applications of CTNA methods. Seven potential areas will be discussed, namely general clinical practice, rehabilitation, teaching, future research, cultural issues, children and adolescents, and the elderly.

General Clinical Practice

CTNA methods can be used in general clinical practice whenever neuropsychological assessment is warranted. The areas that CTNA methods are potentially effective include diagnostic clarification, treatment initiation, and development of treatment goals.

CTNA methods are well suited as a consultation method to provide diagnostic clarification for patients and their providers. Cognitive problems are common experiences with individuals who experience mild-to-severe emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and others. For example, individuals with anxiety disorders often experience lapses in attention, concentration, and memory. Similarly, individuals with depression often have difficulty making...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tad T. Gorske
    • 1
  • Steven R. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara

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